As a reader and an editor, I’m constantly amazed by writers’ propensity to depend upon superlatives to describe people, places, and experiences.
If everything is “the best” or “the most,” what’s left as least or worst… or in between?
I’ve decided to collect all the superlatives I come across in the month of May. The purpose? To see if the use of “best of”/”most of” is really as common as I think it is, and then, to reflect critically on what it means to classify everything in categories of extremes.
I won’t be going out of my way to look for superlatives–I’ll just be collecting them as I come across them.
If you find any, feel free to send them my way. I’ll post my findings here at the end of the month.